On-Fire LeBron Can't Overcome Boozer, Jazz

Hornets collect season's first loss, while Sonics still can't pull off win
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2007 4:55 AM CST
Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer (5) signals after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter of the NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, in Salt Lake City. Boozer finished...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – LeBron James's triple-double (32 points, 15 boards, 13 assists) wasn't enough to boost his team past the Utah Jazz. Despite Utah's 17% three-point shooting, the teams stayed neck-and-neck for four quarters, leaving Deron Williams to break the tie by hitting a lay-up with 1.3 seconds remaining, reports AP. In other Western Conference home games:

  • Seattle dropped to 0-5 with a 105-98 loss to Memphis, as Kevin Durant's perfect free-throw shooting couldn't make up for his 3-for-17 field goal performance.
  • New Orleans finally fell to Portland, 93-90, as Peja Stojakovic posted just five points and Tyson Chandler fouled out with his second technical in the third quarter.